The Voice

Bodie, Zach Newbould, The Marilynds shine on The Voice

Bodie listens to feedback from the coaches on The Voice Season 22. (NBC Photo)

Bodie listens to feedback from the coaches on The Voice Season 22. (NBC Photo)


Alternative pop artist Bodie of Orange County, Calif., became the eighth singer to turn the chairs of all four coaches on The Voice during the blind auditions that aired Monday night.

Blake Shelton lured Bodie to his team, meaning the all-time winningest Voice coach now has a pair of four-chair turns on his team. He landed Kevin Hawkins earlier in the season.

For those who haven’t kept track, John Legend and Camila Cabello each have three four-chair turns on their teams. That includes Orlando Mendez, Morgan Myles , Andrew Igbokidi for Camila and Omar Jose Cordona , Morgan Taylor and Parijita Bastola for John.

And that means Gwen Stefani is the only coach without a four-chair turn on her team.

Meanwhile, I warned viewers before Season 22 began that The Voice would be infuriating again this fall, and it’s certainly living up to its reputation for baffling production decisions.

During Monday’s episode, we were introduced to three artists who failed to make the show, saw most of their audition and feedback they received from the coaches.

During the very same episode, The Voice montaged SolSong and Kara McKee, two artists who successfully auditioned for the show and spent about a month preparing for that audition.

How that makes any sense confounds me, but I’m sure more montages are in store for Tuesday.

The links connected to the artist names below take you to a full profile for that artist. Of Monday’s successful auditioners, Bodie, The Marilynds, Lana Love, Kara McKee and Ansley Burns have already released music and you can learn about it in those profiles.

Links to profiles of all the 56 Season 22 contestants appear at the end of this blog.


Bodie, 29, of Ladera Ranch, Calif. “You Found Me” by The Fray: His strong opening prompted almost immediate chair turns from Blake Shelton and John Legend. Gwen Stefani later joined them, as did Camila Cabello making Bodie the night’s only four-chair turn. His voice soared on a nice ending to the performance. Camila loved how he sounded. Blake called his voice incredible and said he could make the finale. John liked the cool soul stamp he put on the song. Bodie decided to join Team Blake.


Zach Newbould, 19, of Northborough, Mass., “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon: Zach’s unique take on the song prompted early chair turns from Gwen Stefani and Camila Cabello. His strong performance and ending failed to get another chair turn. Camila said he has an amazing voice and tone. Gwen said she wants to be his momma-ger. John Legend like the raspiness in his voice. Zach decided to join Team Camila.

The Marilynds, a sister duo Lindsay (34) and Kasey (30) from La Plata, Md., “What If I Never Get Over You” by Lady A: Lindsay and Kasey sound great singing together and earned quick chair turns from John Legend and Camila Cabello. Surprisingly, Blake Shelton stayed put. Camila pitched her experience with Fifth Harmony as a bonus for the sisters. John said he thinks they could go far in the competition. The Marilynds decided to join Team Legend.


Lana Love, 30, of Glendale, Calif. “Candy” by Mandy Moore: Her strong opening enticed a quick turn from John Legend. Lana is showing off great stage presence and range. I have no idea how that was only a one-chair turn performance. John says he was genuinely surprised by that as well and called her performance a cool version of the song.

Kique, 18, of Miami, Fla., “Beautiful Girls” by Sean Kingston: Gwen Stefani instantly complimented Kique’s voice, but Blake Shelton was the first coach to turn. Gwen joined him midway through the audition. John Legend called it a cool version of the song. Blake said he was blown away by Kique’s voice. Gwen says Kique looks nothing like his voice. Kique opted to join Team Gwen.

Hillary Torchiani, 34, of West Chester, Pa., “Easy On Me” by Adele: Hillary’s impressive vocals prompt an early chair turn from Blake Shelton. If anything, HIllary’s vocal got stronger from that point on, but none of the other coaches turned. That means Hillary automatically joined Team Blake. Blake said he detected some twang in Hillary’s voice.

Daysia, 17, of Leavenworth, Kansas, “Crazy” by Patsy Cline: Despite a solid vocal, Daysia was nearly the end of her performance when Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani turned around almost simultaneously. Blake says she has an incredible voice and looks like a star. Gwen says she loves the quality of Daysia’s voice. Daysia decided to join Team Gwen.

Ansley Burns, 15, of Easley, S.C., “Unchained Melody” by LeAnn Rimes: Her youth and her nerves showed early in the performance. By her performance got stronger, promptly Blake Shelton to turn and Ansley’s voice to soar. Gwen Stefani turned as well, but Blake blocked her to land Ansley for his team. Ansley says she’s “so honored.” Camila Cabello also complimented her tone.


Solsong, “Turning Tables” by Adele: Only John turned.

Kara McKee, “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell: Only John turned.


Manu, 18, of New Jersey, “Shallow” by Lady Gage: She appeared on two other versions of The Voice, calling them stepping stones to this audition. Gwen Stefani came close to turning, but no one wound up doing so.

Conner Sweeny, 23, of Nashville, Tenn., “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” by Cole Swindell: His vocals veered off course during the chorus. And no one turned.

Manessah Samone, “Rescue” by Lauren Daigle: I have no idea why at least one coach didn’t turn for that performance. Gwen Stefani called her vocal “beautiful.”

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